Owner: Baltimore & Ohio
Model:BLW 2-8-8-4Built As:BO 7611 (2-8-8-4)
Serial Number:70073Order No:
Frame Number:4 24X32 cylinders, 64" driversBuilt:12/1943
Notes:1944, EM-1 class, re# 661 in 1956, scrapped in 1958
Other locos with this serial:  BO 661(2-8-8-4)
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BO 2-8-8-4 #661 - Baltimore & Ohio
Title:  BO 2-8-8-4 #661 - Baltimore & Ohio
Description:  Massive brute built by Baldwin in 1944 for the Baltimore & Ohio RR. According to www.steamlocomotive.com, "the EM-1's were the last articulated steam locomotives built for the B&O. Actually, the B&O did not want the EM-1's. Instead they wanted diesels. However, because of restrictions imposed by the War Production Board, the EM-1s were delivered from Baldwin in 1944 (7600 - 7619) and 1945 (7620 - 7629). For this wheel arrangement, they were relatively modest in size, but very successful. Specs - EM-1 class, nee-7611, 64" drivers, impressive 235 psi boiler pressure, 24x32" cylinders, engine weight of 628,700 lb, impressive traction effort of 115,056 lb. The last of this class was retired in 1960. R.D. Patton photo
Photo Date:  8/24/1957  Upload Date: 2/12/2017 4:38:22 PM
Location:  Lorain, OH
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  BO 661(2-8-8-4)
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